Tag Archives: Jim Lewis

Daily GovCon Recap – Feb. 24, 2010

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Vivek Kundra will moderate the AFCEA’s Bethesda Budget Preview Breakfast. Platinum Equity is merging OAO Technology and Pomeroy IT Solutions. Jim Lewis sees an increased role for government in cybersecurity. Microsoft is hosting a “CIO Summit” in Washington State. EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson announced a plan for the Great Lakes. …

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Jim Lewis on the Threat of Cyber Terrorism

Earlier this month, DNI Dennis Blair raised the issue of cybersecurity in his testimony before Congress on the Annual Threat Assessment of the US Intelligence Community. While the threats in cyberspace are only now coming into the common lexicon, James Lewis, of the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), …

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Despite the Challenges, “˜Let's Put Our Trust in Schmidt'

Despite the Challenges, “˜Let's Put Our Trust in Schmidt' - top government contractors - best government contracting event

In December, President Barack Obama announced the appointment of Howard Schmidt to the position of cybersecurity coordinator, which has sat vacant since its creation in May 2009. Schmidt, a veteran of industry and previous administrations, will be responsible for coordinating the national effort to better secure U.S. cyber infrastructure. The …

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Executive Profile: Jim Lewis of CSIS

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As director and senior fellow of CSIS’s technology and public policy program, Jim Lewis’s research involves innovation and economic change; Internet policy and cybersecurity; space programs; and intelligence reform. Prior to joining CSIS, Lewis was a member of the U.S. Foreign Service and Senior Executive Service where he worked on …

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Thinking About Cyber Security

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One of the challenges of cyber security is that the topic is incredibly complex.  How complex? At a recent event on cyber security, General Hayden, former head of the CIA, NSA and 4-star Air Force general, began by joking “I would much rather be up here speaking about something as …

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FBI Official Says Terrorists are Seeking Cyber Capabilities

According to an FBI official, terrorists are presently attempting to harness the abilities of the Internet to conduct cyber attacks. During a statement before the Senate Judiciary Committee, Subcommittee on Terrorism and Homeland Security, the FBI’s Deputy Assistant Director of the Cyber Division Steven Chabinsky claimed the FBI is tracking …

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10 Cybersecurity Game Changers to Watch in 2010

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The field of cybersecurity is becoming increasingly relevant to discussions on national security. President Barack Obama placed cybersecurity in the forefront of his national security policy. In his speech May 29, 2009, Obama stated: “From now on, our digital infrastructure“¦will be treated as they should be: as a strategic security …

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Howard Schmidt, next cyber coordinator?

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CYBERSECURITY | Back in July, we mentioned that announcement of the cyber coordinator appeared imminent. Now, even ExecutiveBiz is beginning to wonder. And so are some industry experts. “It’s been four months without a pick, so it may be time to  try  a lottery among all registered voters in the …

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